The NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work course is an introductory level qualification designed to develop straightforward, practical health and safety risk management skills to enable learners to go beyond risk assessment and help effectively control the health and safety risks caused by hazards in the workplace.

Benefits of Achieving the NEBOSH HSE Managing Risk and Risk Assessment Qualification

  • Develops straightforward practical skills to manage workplace risks 
  • Build confidence in learners risk assessment capabilities 
  • Contributes to the creation of a safer and healthier workplace

On completion of the NEBOSH HSE Award in Managing Risks and Risk Assessment at Work qualification learners will:

  • Understand that risk management is about taking practical steps to protect people from real harm and suffering rather than a bureaucratic back covering exercise.
  • Understand how to identify hazards that may need controlling and the resources that can be used to assist in this.
  • Be able to use simple, HSE tools and methods to confidently manage risk in a low to medium risk premises
  • Evaluate risks in a proportionate and sensible manner.

The course consists of one unit which covers:

  • Why manage health and safety risks
  • Managing risk: Identifying and understanding the risks
  • Managing risk: Controlling the risks
  • Managing risk: Sources of information and the application of HSE risk assessment tools


The course is assessed by practical assessment, completed at the end of the course. After watching a video of a real workplace learners will complete a risk assessment to identify how they would manage and prioritise the risks present.

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